Uplifted Youth
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Equipping Current and Former Fosters To  Build   Independent Futures
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All  young adults  deserve the chance to dream.

Our mission it to provide a helping hand to those in foster care as well as those aging out of the foster care system with the knowledge and skills needed to become independent citizens and assets to our society.

Young adults aging out of the foster care system are more likely than those in the general population to: drop out of high school, not complete a higher education or trade school, become addicted to drugs or alcohol, be unemployed, incarcerated,  homeless, or be a parent at an early age and repeat the cycle of foster care. Many of the kids that age out of the foster system suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), much like many of our soldiers who have been in a combat situation. 

Purpose/Mission

OAI is a Texas 501(c)3 corporation with a desire to equip the young adults in foster care with the knowledge and skills needed to become independent assets to our society.

Operation: Achieve Independence, Inc. (OAI)

Our program offers mentoring and life skills training to residents in General Residential Operations (GRO) and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC). OAI offers 'A Guide to the Impact of Trauma' Class as well as TCC (Trauma Competent Care) upon request.

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